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Photo Essay: Pow-Wow

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Last Sunday, El Camino College hosted their annual Pow-Wow. There were the usual booths and Indian tacos, but the real focus was the dancing (OK, for me, the real focus was the tacos). The dance photos included here are all of the Inter-tribal dance, the last event of the Pow Wow.

Most of the various types of dances performed at a pow-wow are descended from the dances of the Plains tribes of Canada and the United States. Besides those for the opening and closing of a pow-wow session, the most common is the intertribal, where a drum will sing a song and anyone who wants to can come and dance. Similar dances are the round dance; the trot dance, called a crow hop when performed by a northern drum or a horse stealing song by a southern drum. Each of these songs have a different step to be used during them, but are open for dancers of any style. - Wikipedia